Monday, December 1, 2014

Top 10 Upcoming December Events

December 1 Cyber Monday (shopping online) and December 2 is GIVING Tuesday give it a click to find out more.

Just an interesting note at wikipedia about Cyber Monday and shopping while at work. You better watch out!  Perhaps taking an extended holiday weekend is the best plan for safe holiday shopping. 

December 1 is World Aids Day go RED.

1. Registration for the 2015 Broad Street Run on May 3 opened November 23. Your registration with DetermiNation is also your registration in the race itself. The individual fundraising goal is $500. Each athlete must fully commit to their fundraising goal before they will be registered in the event. The deadline to recommit is March 15, but you have until May 17 to meet your fundraising minimum. Beat the lottery.

2. December 1 Delco United Event Creating Art from the Heart for Newtown and Chester. Creating two homemade, artistic gifts for the people of Newtown, CT and Chester, PA as an expression of our ongoing support and commitment. The gifts are to acknowledge the 2-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.With the help of mosaic tile artist and Delco United supporter, Lynn Fitzgerald, we will participate in a simple, creative process using clay tiles. The final products will be beautiful and unique mosaics with images of Delco United activities and personal messages of support from us to families of gun violence victims. No experience necessary—all are welcome! 7:00-9:00
Springfield Friends Meeting House 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield PA 19064 RSVP’s appreciated:

3. December 2 Breast Cancer Survivors Network Meeting at Riddle Hospital 5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m. Please call ahead to confirm the meeting is occurring as scheduled.  Contact: Courtney Ballauer, 484.227.3560 or Also check the link for other monthly dates.  

4. December 3 Philadelphia City Hall Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration in the City Hall Courtyard 6 -8 p.m and also Rockefeller Center in New York.  The National Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House will be December 4.

5. December 6 First Annual Jingle Jog! 9:00 a.m. Join us on an all-levels run to see the historic houses of Fairmount Park, decorated for the Holidays. $25 for non-members / $15 for members includes refreshments, keepsake mug, entry to houses. Space is limited, sign up today!

6. December 6 Hale Byrnes House - Annual Holiday Open House. 11 - 5 p,m,
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend. Well-behaved children always welcomed. Free. Donations encouraged. 606 (old) Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, Delaware 19713

December 6 Hale Byrnes House The British Invasion of Delaware, August-September 1777 Gerald J. Kauffman. The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
Well-behaved children always welcomed. 7:30-9:30 PM

7.December 6 Tyler Arboretum  Woodland Winter Wonderland  Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bundle up and join us in celebrating nature and the winter season with some simple old-fashioned fun that will get you in the true spirit of the holiday season. Have a family photo taken in our beautiful antique sleigh (perfect for your holiday card!). Enjoy creating unique crafts, including natural ornaments using materials gathered at Tyler. The kids will love our Reindeer Scavenger Hunt and visiting our discovery stations to learn what the animals, birds, and plants are doing to survive the cold. Historic Lachford Hall will be decorated for the holidays and open for tours. Then take a festive hayride through the Arboretum meadows and warm up afterwards with hot beverages and holiday cookies. A cheerful bonfire will keep you warm throughout the event. While you are here, be sure to take advantage of the annual Country Gardeners Greens Sale to get some shopping done. Rain or shine.

December 7 Tyler Arboretum The Country Gardeners Annual Greens Sale, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a huge selection of beautiful holiday arrangements and trimmings: fresh greens, hand-made wreaths, swags, ornaments, and other natural holiday decorations. The Country Gardeners Annual Greens Sale is held at Tyler’s maintenance building and run by The Country Gardeners of Lima. No admission required for the Greens Sale.

8. December 7 Washington Crossing the Delaware "Dress Rehearsal" at Washington Crossing Historic Park Park. The Crossing ceremony begins at approximately 1 p.m. The cost to attend the dress rehearsal is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under age five. Proceeds support future programs. The official re-enactment takes place on December 25. I have heard it from the highest authority that December 25th despite it being another prominent holiday is packed with people.  The "dress rehearsal" is typically less crowded and the same things happen.  The only difference is the "official" date. There is a slight possibility that weather could hamper either event, so if you have an interest check the website for possible cancellation. George Washington and troops, walking down the streets of New Hope a few years back, told me about these events.  We had a chance meeting in an ice cream store the night of their rehearsal.

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9. December 13 National Wreaths Across America Day Here is a link to a list of participating international locations and find a location near you. You can follow the Escort to Arlington-online.  It starts December 7, 2014 in Harrington, Maine and finishes on December 13 in Arlington National Cemetery. Locally the escort is scheduled to be at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne at noon on December 11. Times are subject to change . Check the escort to Arlington
link for updates. 

10. December 13 Army vs Navy at the M and T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

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